Medici FountainCurrently Open
- Address: Medici Fountain, 75005 Paris, France
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Landmark, Family And Kids, Fountain
The Medici Fountain or La fontaine Médicis is a stupendous wellspring situated in the Jardin du Luxembourg in the sixth block in Paris. It was inherent around the range of 1630 by Marie de' Medici, the dowager of King Henry IV of France and official of King Louis XIII of France. It was moved to its available area and widely modified during 1864-66.
Marie de Medicis, the widow of Henry IV and mother and official of King Louis XIII of France, started development of her own royal residence, which she called the Palais des Medicis, between 1623 and 1630, on the left bank of Paris. The new royal residence was designed according to the Palazzo Pitti in her local Florence, and the arrangements around the royal residence were designed according to those of the Boboli Gardens in Florence, and a cavern. The Palace was the work of designer Salomon de Brosse, yet the cave was generally likely the work of Tommaso Francini, the Intendant General of Waters and Fountains of the King.
Francini, who emigrated to France at the welcome of Henry IV in 1598 and was naturalized in 1600, had assembled caves and wellsprings in the Italian style for the marquis de Gondi and for the imperial manor of Henry IV at Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Medici Fountain Paris tourist attraction added in 3 Days In Paris Itinerary
- Summer Open 7:00 am to 1 hour before sunset.
- In winter open 8:00 am to 1 hour before sunset.
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3.73% of people who visit Paris include Medici Fountain in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
46.67% of people start their Medici Fountain visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Medici Fountain
61.54% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Medici Fountain
Spectacular photographic opportunity, especially in fall colors. Very tranquil scene.
La fontaine Médicis is a monumental fountain in the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement. It was built in about 1630 by Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France and regent of King Louis XIII of France. In 1864 Baron Haussmann planned to build the rue de Medicis through the space occupied by the fountain. The lateral arcades of the fountain and the crumbling old orangerie behind it had already been torn down in 1855. From 1858 to 1864, The new architect, Alphonse de Gisors, moved the fountain thirty meters to make room for the street, and radically changed its setting and appearance.
Beautiful fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens - well worth the visit
This is a small fountain created for de medici italian important family. It's situatad on the right of the the entrance from rue de medicis. The water place is quite long and the pictures from the small side is really nice. Insed there are some big fish but please don't fish them.
Amazing! A lovely, quiet spot. Tranquil. A must see!